Artífice Tinto 2015

Product Line: 
Listán Negro
Canary Islands
Farming Type: 
Borja Perez Viticultor

“Artifice” is Borja’s line from purchased fruit. The photograph on the label is of Borja’s great-grandfather’s hands. 90% Listán Negro, 5% Vijariego Negro, 5% Baboso.

Fermented in stainless steel and aged in one year-old 228-L barrels from Burgundy.  Aged for 7 months without sulfur. Lightly clarified but not filtered before bottling. Borja says that the 2015 is magnificent and built to age.

90 points
"The 2015 Artífice Tinto from Borja Pérez is a blend of ninety percent Listán Negro and five percent each of Vijariego Negro and Baboso. The wine is fermented in stainless steel and aged in old Burgundy casks. The 2015 Artífice is light in color and offers up a fine and soilinfused nose of desiccated berries, chicory, complex volcanic soil tones, a touch of tree bark and a lovely, gentle topnote of Listán Negro botanicals. On the palate the wine is medium-full, tangy and very much defined by its underlying soil complexity, with a good core, bright acids, melting tannins and excellent length and grip on the very nicely balanced finish. This is lovely juice and a superb introduction to the red wines of Tenerife. 2017-2035."
John Gilman,
View from the Cellar
, #68